Prem duo chasing Berg
Hans Nijland has conceded he expects highly-rated striker Marcus Berg to leave Groningen this summer.
Last Updated: 05/07/09 11:12am
Groningen manager Hans Nijland has conceded he expects highly-rated striker Marcus Berg to leave the club this summer.
The 22-year-old is wanted by two Premier League clubs after impressing for Sweden in the European Under 21 Championship in his homeland.
The promising striker won the Golden Boot award as the tournament's leading scorer with seven goals, after netting a hat-trick in Sweden's opening match against Belarus.
Nijland has confirmed two Premier League clubs are keen on the youngster, who they have already lined up a replacement for.
"Soren Lerby, the agent of Marcus Berg, has informed us there is a really serious interest from two clubs in the Premier League," Nijland told the Sunday Mirror.
"We have his replacement already lined up."
Aston Villa and Tottenham are reportedly leading the chase for the striker's services, although Everton have also been credited with an interest.